Item 720 - Streamertail, male

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Streamertail, male

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Trochilus polytmus; Hylonympha macrocerca; Archilochus colubris; Eulampis holosericeus

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  • Parallel titles and other title information: Title from Mousley: Cyanolesbia forficata (Linn.); Cyananthus forficatus; Eulampis holosericeus; Aithurus polytmus; Archilocus colubris

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  • 1725 (Creation)
    Edwards, George, 1694-1773

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1 watercolour painting ; 56 x 39 cm + 1 leaf

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Drawing of a Long-tailed Green Hummingbird?; Green-headed Carib Black-capped Hummingbirds m.; [modern geographical distribution: Jamaica. Attributed to Edwards, George, 1694-1773]; Ruby-throated Hummingbird m. Ruby-throated Hummingbird f. [modern geographical distribution: the United States, Canada East of Rockies, the Canadian Prairies, Mexico, and Central America] from 18th century specimens.

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Manuscript note on front of drawing: ?Cyanolesbia forficata (Linn.) (Auk 1885, p. 47) Long-tailed Green Hummingbird? Cyananthus forficatus? See Gould vol. 3, pl. 172. Green-headed Carib (Eulampis holosericeus); Black-capped Hummingbirds m. (Aithurus polytmus); Ruby-throated Hummingbird m. (Archilocus colubris); Ruby-throated Hummingbird f. (Archilocus colubris). G. Edwards An 1725

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Manuscript note on back of drawing: 1. The Hummingbird from Carolina the Cock & Hen & nest; 2. The Long-tailed Humming Bird from Jamaica cock & hen given to the Royal Society by Campbel; 3. A humming bird of Mine; 4. One of Sir Hans Sloanes

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Scientific name: Trochilus polytmus; Hylonympha macrocerca; Archilochus colubris; Eulampis holosericeus

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With manuscript text on accompanying leaf.

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Birds Volume 12, Painting 14

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  • Volume: Birds v.12 (of 16)